Online RN-BSN Completion Program Hardware and Software Requirements

As a student in our Online RN-BSN Completion Program, you will have access to your courses around the clock from any location with an Internet connection, with exception of some public and work sites due to firewall restrictions. Reliable, high-speed Internet connection (broadband connection like DSL or Cable) is highly recommended to load pages faster and more time efficiently, and to enable audio and video files to play. Below are the recommended hardware and software requirements.

Hardware Requirements PC Mac
Operating System Windows Vista or higher recommended OS X 10.7 or higher
Processor Intel Core or higher (Core i3 or higher recommended) Intel x86
Memory (RAM) 4 Gigabytes (GB) of RAM or higher recommended 4 GB or higher
Available Storage 10 Gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space or higher 10 GB or higher
Monitor Super VGA (1280 x 800) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor 1024 x 768 screen resolution
CD-RW or DVD-RW Recommended Recommended
Miscellaneous Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device DSL/ cable connection speed
Web Browser Recommended: Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome Recommended: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
Software Current version of JAVA, Flash, Shockwave, Adobe Air, MS Silverlight, Adobe Reader Current version of JAVA, Flash, Shockwave, Adobe Air, MS Silverlight, Adobe Reader
Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation Software Microsoft Office 2010 or higher, latest version is Office 2013
Microsoft Office Application is available for purchase at Microsoft Store for Education
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
Webcam/headset Required Required

For more information call 614-234-4CON For help with IT issues, please email

Once admitted to the program, students may use their student ID number to purchase discounted hardware and software through GovConnection. Students may also purchase discounted software through the Microsoft Student Store.

*Note: Some courses in the Online RN-BSN Completion Program may have additional technical requirements. This information will be made available to students on the MCCN Learning Management System.

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